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L.A. Noire

posted by ZiNgO (GROVE HILL, AL) May 18, 2011

Member since Mar 2011

42 out of 66 gamers (64%) found this review helpful

This game is amazing. The story will suck you in from the start. I'm the gamer that skips all the cutscenes and gets straight to the action but in L.A. Noire you can't and that's a good thing(they are actually very entertaining). Investigating crime scenes is freaking fun and using clues and interrogating people is even better. The controls are very fluid and combat whether its melee or weaponry is easy to grasp and very fun. This game has a cover system similar to Red Dead Redemption so if you were good at that then you'll be good at this. So far i've only found a few minor problems with the game such as frame rate issues but i'm sure an update will be released soon to fix that. Overall I give this game a 10... It feels good finally playing a Rockstar game where your a REAL good guy the whole time. I recommend buying this game! It is very long and already has DLC planned so you'll be enjoying this for awhile!

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posted by lamefly (LOS GATOS, CA) Jul 6, 2011

Member since May 2010

20 out of 32 gamers (62%) found this review helpful

It's alright, definitely worth playing. But then you start playing it and you're glad you only rented it. It's a slightly better Mafia 2, though it still suffers from a lot of the lame parts that come with a linear game that has been made from a sandbox engine. These are my gripes:

The problem I feel exists with every game like this is... you can solve the case one way, or you can get it wrong. There's no other way. Do it the way the guy who made it felt it should go, or suffer a lower score.

Pedestrians jaywalk in front of speeding, siren-ing police cars. HEY THANKS FOR JUMPING IN FRONT OF MY CAR.

Traffic is lol, either I'm looking at the lights wrong or everyone goes pretty much whenever their programming decides they should. Which is usually when I'm entering the intersection.

Chase sequences are a joke, either you know where the guy is going from following him 50 times already or you stop dead on a simple, hip-high wooden fence (in a car. I don't know about you, but I feel a speeding 2-ton sedan should make matchsticks out of any picket fence).

Shooting is alright, I've seen people complain about the accuracy but the guns are mostly accurate. The real problem is there are only about... three guns in the game at any time. And that's if you download the free DLC. I get that it's not really about the shooting... but I should at least have the choice of drawing my weapon, even if it'll end the case immediately. Those NPCs need to learn what happen when they jaywalk in front of the infamous Cole Phelps.

Street crimes, the 'mini cases' scattered around the city, they're more of a joke than anything else. Cut and paste "chase this dude and kill him," or "time to let you use your gun since you really don't fire it at any other point."

What else is there... cars are okay but ultimately slow. The city is expansive but I don't want to explore it. They cut out parts of the game and expect us to pay to put them back in. Everyone is quite expressive but it's not a movi

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posted by champdolo_123 (NEW YORK, NY) Sep 27, 2012

Member since Sep 2012

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

if this was a shot em up game i would hate it but no rockstar took there time with this game they put this sandwich together with the hungrey costemors in mind and boy was it a dam good sandwich (warning if your looking for a shot em game this isnt for you)

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